Only the mooring maneuver has to be mastered and then nothing stands in the way of a cozy evening in the quaint little harbor restaurant.
But the devil is in the details: internally you have already completed the maneuver - after all, the boat is almost on the jetty - you are grabbed by a gust again and the elegant mooring maneuver is over. You can now be sure of the undivided attention of the neighbors on the pier. But such situations can be avoided: With a simple maneuvering line between the yacht and the dock, as well as the controlled use of the rudder and engine, nothing stands in the way of a successful mooring maneuver. What has long been a matter of course for professionals also makes life a lot easier for cruising sailors and saves them from unnecessarily hectic maneuvers at the end of a successful trip. By using the fore-spring, the ship can be turned prime, when mooring against the wind the middle spring or the stern line are a good help and putting it down against the wind works smoothly with the stern spring. A real, but no less effective exotic among these maneuvers is casting off with a windward line. The use of linen in the box also helps to achieve results that are impressive. To ensure a smooth process, the maneuvers should be practiced a few times. How the use of jumping and leash leads to success the fastest, how the maneuvers work in detail and how the crew behaves in the most sensible way - all this information is now available in the new edition of YACHT (issue 6/07, from now on available in newsagents). Each maneuver is explained in detail on ten pages with the help of photos, sketches and accompanying text so that you can imitate them.